Imported Food Notice 02-18 published 06 APRIL 2018

Imported Food section update

Imported Food Notice 02-18 published

06 APRIL 2018

Imported Food Notice 02-18 has been published to advise food importers that inspection times and costs for those foods classified as surveillance under the Imported Food Control Act 1992 will increase for entries created within the Department of Home Affairs Intergrated Cargo System (ICS) from 16 April 2018.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Imported Food Notices provide information to Department of Agriculture and Water Resources​ staff, clients, appointed laboratories and Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) on matters relating to changes to operational requirements in the monitoring of​ food imported into Australia. These notices are essential for stakeholders to keep abreast of issues relating to imported food requirements.

 

Number Date Description
02/18 6 Apr 18 Increased inspection times for surveillance foods
01/18 26 Mar 18 Tests applied to surveillance food
15/17 6 Nov 17 Changes to the importation of low-THC hemp seed and food containing hemp seed as an ingredient
​14/17 ​8 Aug 17 Sampling of histamine susceptible fish
13/17 11 Jul 17 Tests applied to surveillance food
12/17 23 Jun 17 Community Protection Profile question for fish
11/17 20 Jun 17 Food import information now available in languages other than English
10/17 9 Jun 17 National rollout of the electronic Imported Food Inspection Report
09/17 31 May 2017 Proposed changes to the inspection and analysis of imported foods – Request for Comment
​08/17 ​18 May 2017 Mandatory allergen labelling​
07/17 12 Apr 17 Community Protection Profile question for fish
06/17 12 Apr 17 Changes to the inspection and analysis of bivalve molluscs
05/17 15 Mar 17 Profile question for peanut and pistachio products
04/17 8 Mar 17 Cheese in which the growth of Listeria monocytogenes can occur
03/17 28 Feb 17 Documentary evidence for community protection profile questions
​01/17 11 Jan 17 Date marking and other labelling requirements for imported food
23/16 21 Dec 16 Changes to the profile questions for cooked crustaceans
22/16 21 Dec 16 Changes to the analysis of uncooked slow dry cured ready-to-eat ham
21/16 21 Dec 16 Histamine susceptible fish
20/16 30 Nov 16 Changes to the analysis of cooked and processed or manufactured meat that is ready-to-eat
19/16 22 Nov 16 Carbon monoxide treatment of fish
15/16 12 Oct 16 New requirements for processed ready-to-eat finfish
13/16 21 Sep 16 Adding a profile question for hijiki seaweed under tariff code 1212.12
08/16 21 Jul 16 Cheese in which the growth of Listeria monocytogenes can occur
01/16 17 Feb 16 Food safety requirements for importing berries
17/15 14 Sep 15 Tests applied to surveillance food
08/14 12 Sep 14 Publication of impo​rted food risk statements
03/11 29 Mar 11 Food sampling under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme
52/04 26 Oct 04 Restrictions on the importation of oysters from the Republic of Korea and specified marine areas of Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
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